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Science Education Master Information
Biological Direction
Specialised Courses
Introductory Courses
Selection of courses will be agreed with the course coordinator.
Spec. Courses in Respective Subject with Educational Focus
551-0963-00LSpecialized Biology Course with an Educational Focus: Teaching Diploma Restricted registration - show details W12 credits26AE. Hafen, H. Stocker, M. Zwicky
AbstractSpecialist aspects of biology are covered from the angle of imparting these to pupils, their historical development, and their significance for the subject, the individual and society.
ObjectiveAfter successfully completing the module, students should be in a position:
- to call up more in-depth specialist knowledge of biology, covering a wide range of topics, and to impart this to others.
- to explain biological concepts and principles, as well as the way they fit together.
- to analyse controversial topics and to give factual explanations for these.
- to conduct more in-depth work on a research topic and to compile a tuition unit based on this topic
- to prepare tuition units involving complex learning matter at a high specialist level which are suitably tailored to the recipients, and to teach these in a manner conducive to learning.
ContentDemanding biological topics are dealt with under consideration of the special needs of persons involved in teaching. The module comprises four parts:

1) Lecture (Tues. 08.00-09.45 hrs)
2) Colloquium (every second Tues. 10.15-12.00 hrs., begins on first lecture day)
3) Seminar with presentation (every second Tues. 10.15-12.00 hrs., begins in second lecture week)
4) Semester thesis in a research group (7 weeks)
Lecture notesUnterlagen für den Unterricht werden online mit Hilfe der e-learning Platform OLAT abgegeben.
LiteratureLiteratur und Literaturhinweise werden mit der e-learning Platform OLAT abgegeben.
Prerequisites / NoticeThis Course lasts for two semesters. It can be started in autonm or in spring. Booking is only required once.

Performance Assessment:
Performance is assessed during the course of the entire modul, with a final test. Active participation in the colloquia and group seminars is required. The thesis report and an oral presentation have to be completed.

The Specialized Biology Course with an Educational Focus (12 CP) can be acknowledged, in agreement with the advisor of the respective elective major, as one of the two obligatory research projects (each 15 CP). In such a case, additional 3 CP must be obtained in another course.

In case of overbooking of the course, students enrolled in the Teaching Diploma in Biology will have priority for registration.

The course is organized jointly with the University of Zurich (Fachbereich Biologie) and is held at the Life Science Zurich Learning Center of the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich.
402-0787-00LTherapeutic Applications of Particle Physics: Principles and Practice of Particle TherapyW6 credits2V + 1UA. J. Lomax
AbstractPhysics and medical physics aspects of particle physics
Subjects: Physics interactions and beam characteristics; medical accelerators; beam delivery; pencil beam scanning; dosimetry and QA; treatment planning; precision and uncertainties; in-vivo dose verification; proton therapy biology.
ObjectiveThe lecture series is focused on the physics and medical physics aspects of particle therapy. The radiotherapy of tumours using particles (particularly protons) is a rapidly expanding discipline, with many new proton and particle therapy facilities currently being planned and built throughout Europe. In this lecture series, we study in detail the physics background to particle therapy, starting from the fundamental physics interactions of particles with tissue, through to treatment delivery, treatment planning and in-vivo dose verification. The course is aimed at students with a good physics background and an interest in the application of physics to medicine.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe former title of this course was "Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Applications of Particle Physics".
Subject Didactics
551-0972-00LSubject Didactics Biology II Restricted registration - show details
Prerequisite: Subject Didactics Biology I (551-0971-00L)
W4 credits3GP. Faller
Abstract- Imparting scientific working methods in biology teaching (planning, carrying out, analysing / interpreting and reporting on investigations and experiments).
- The use of computers in the teacher's work
- Demonstrating and developing exemplary teaching methods for different themes in school biology
ObjectiveThe contents and learning objectives of the Subject Didactics I course unit are developed further in Subject Didactics II and put into practice taking key biological tuition topics by way of examples.
In addition, further topics are taken up with the students, as up-and-coming teachers, and covered in greater depth.
Content- Vermittlung von Fertigkeiten (Kompetenzen) im Unterricht.
- Exemplarische Unterrichtsbeispiele zu verschiedenen biologischen Themen.
- Ausserschulische Lernorte, weitergehende Konzepte.
Lecture notesWird laufend in der Vorlesung abgegeben.
LiteratureBerck K.-H. und Graf D.; Biologiedidaktik (2010); Quelle & Meyer Verlag.
Gropengiesser, H., Harms, U. & Kattmann, U. (Hrsg.); Fachdidaktik Biologie (2013); Köln: Aulis
Prerequisites / NoticeFür den Datenaustausch und als Diskussionsforum wird die Internetplattform BSCW eingesetzt.
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